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I have done half a dozen cruises with Norwegian, they do assist people with mobility issues to board tenders using 2 crew members.

I have just looked at the FAQ, and they seem to have lowered the weight to 100lbs now. Would need to be a child or very fragile person to fall into that weight range shame this has changed.

I rarely do ship tours, unless the place I want to visit very far and the traffic can be bad. The last ship tour I did was in December for the Củ Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi Minh City tour from Phu My port, which is 80km south of Ho Chi Minh city. I wasn't going to risk it there.

But generally most people should know what they are risking. I've seen ship wait only 1 hour before for late comers. Late departures can affect the arrival time in the next port. Best not to hold up thousands for the sake of a few.
Yes, that seems fairly light...but just how much weight would you expect crew members to literally "manhandle"? Baggage is limited to 32kg per piece for OH&S reasons....and most allowances are 23kg... Twice that IS 100 lb. How much weight would you expect those crew members to manage? Having a disability (sadly) means that you do NOT get to do everything others can do. Thats why its CALLED a "disability". Wherever possible of course measures SHOULD be taken to reduce the effects of any disability... but there are always going to be limits.
 
Yes, that seems fairly light...but just how much weight would you expect crew members to literally "manhandle"? Baggage is limited to 32kg per piece for OH&S reasons....and most allowances are 23kg... Twice that IS 100 lb. How much weight would you expect those crew members to manage? Having a disability (sadly) means that you do NOT get to do everything others can do. Thats why its CALLED a "disability". Wherever possible of course measures SHOULD be taken to reduce the effects of any disability... but there are always going to be limits.
The 32kg luggage weights are based on a single person lift and rotation.

I don't think anyone expects a crew member to carry an adult alone and swing them into a seat on a tender.

NCL transfers to a tender that I have witnessed are normally 2 crew if physically carried and 4 crew if in a harness.

Princess uses a stair climber to get to the tender.

Holland America is probably the most inclusive for mobility issues due to their demographic, they offer stair free tender access on all but 2 ships.

Royal Caribbean, don't even seem to offer the option of crew assist.

I don't disagree that 100% inclusion is just not always possible.
 
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